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Winter Boots

The best winter boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 9, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Waterproof
$199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Glacier XT
$90 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated Waterproof
$130 - $185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Carhartt 10-inch Insulated Composite Toe Pac Boots
$230
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vasque Coldspark UltraDry
$75 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kamik Nation Pro
$76 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sorel 1964 Pac Boot
$80 - $150
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Baffin Impact
$165 - $249
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (6)
Sorel Conquest
$120
user rating: 2 of 5 (4)
Sorel Caribou
$55 - $200
user rating: 1 of 5 (2)
The North Face Chilkat IV
$80 - $115
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Toundra Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Storm Mid WP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Baffin Arctic Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sorel Intrepid Explorer XT
$250 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Pemberton Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Credence Wool Waterproof Nurl
$220 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, 16"
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Snowsquall Tall
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Omni-Heat
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Keen Revel Boots
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Revelstoke
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Arrowhead UltraDry
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Bugaboot Plus II Omni-Heat
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Danner Raptor 650
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Baffin Apex
$307 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Keen Summit County
$180 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 6"
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Insulated
$180 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Lost 40
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Chaco Otis Nurl
$140 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Steger Mukluks Arctic
$200 MSRP
Muck Boot Muckster II Low
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Bean Boots, 10" Shearling-Lined
Timberland Chillberg Mid Shell-Toe Waterproof Boots
Muck Boot Arctic Outpost Lace Mid
$200 MSRP
Timberland Woodhaven Fleece-Lined Waterproof Boots
$180 MSRP
Wolverine Crossbuck Waterproof LX
$180 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Northside Back Country
$90 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (9)
Herman Survivor Tracer
$53 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Steger Mukluks CamuksXtreme
$260 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (45)
The North Face Chilkat
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Merrell Thermo Arc 6 Waterproof
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Keen Growler
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Baffin Evolution
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Nuptse Fur III
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Salomon Tundra Mid WP
discontinued

Recent Winter Boot Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat

North Face Boot Review: Junk plastic on toe, disintegrating               Same exact issue. Sorry for all others who had to deal with this, but CLEARLY it's a design flaw. I bought these for a trip to the mountains and never wore them after. Seriously, I live in Los Angeles Angeles—winter boots aren't exact a must-have to live here. Anyway, they're barely used and well taken care of. Yet, we pulled them out of our shoe container to find them cracked and disintegrating. The interior is pristine… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks Arctic

Quite possibly the best winter boots available       So, I have had these boots for about four months now. I have used them working as a wilderness guide in Ruka, Finland. I have primarily used these snowmobiling, ice fishing and snowshoeing, from temperatures of +3C to -30C. I think I have gotten a very good idea of these boots at this point. I love them. I seriously, seriously love these boots.  I went back and forth on these for like two years before I finally squeezed the trigger on them. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks Arctic

I could not find zero-drop boots that were warm enough for Canada, and finally came across these mukluks. I got a wide, as other brands were too narrow. They fit very comfortably, and I've used them for about 20 trips with absolutely no issues with cold, even when my hands/face get cold (about -30°c). Very happy with them. Would buy again. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kamik Nation Pro

I've used these for over two years now and I am very pleased. I also have a pair of Sorel Caribou, but those stay in the closet now that I have these. I can hike all day in them. I've noticed the liner gets moist from perspiration. When backpacking on one trip my toes got cold in the evening even though the temperature was only about 30°F. I solved this problem by using a vapor barrier and by carrying a spare set of liners (purchased from Kamik website). The moist liners dry overnight in my sleeping… Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat IV

These boots are quite warm, which is good, but I got about 10 uses out of them over two years before the outsole delaminated and the rubber all around the boot started to crack. I bought these boots to wear when snowshoeing and when walking around ski areas. I got about 10 uses out of them, and they were very warm. The sole on the right boot started to fall off, and the rubber around the rest of the boot began to crack, so I tried to take them back to REI, but REI claims their "lifetime" warranty… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
The North Face Chilkat IV

Used these boots less than 12 times and they fell apart. These beauties should be appropriately named the Chilkrap boots, because that is what they are crap! Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Steger Mukluks Arctic

These boots will leak dye all over your floor and your feet, and the company will do nothing at all about it. Sorry, people. Do yourself a favor and buy Manitobah Mukluks instead. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Baffin Apex

Warm, good fit, stable grip. I don't have a photo of these and no longer own them, but I used them in the Arctic for three years with fairly good success. The only times they failed me were when standing long in one spot by a seal hole in the coldest times in dark season (below -45°C). In these cases the issue was easily resolved by local Inuit trick of standing on a winter caribou fur mat. I now own the similar Epic boot and love it, but needed two sizes up to avoid cutting off the circulation. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Herman Survivor Tracer

Sole not stitched, only glued. There are a lot of good points about this boot. However, the fact that the sole is not stitched, but it’s made to look like it is, gives me pause. Actually it gave me a boot for where sole came completely off. And I was left with the lace-up ankle high moccasin. Very disappointing. Full review